Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Oct. 12

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Oct. 12

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Entertainment News Advisory

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Friday, Oct. 12, 2012

5 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS ADVISORY

Here are the top Entertainment stories from The Canadian Press as of 5 p.m. ET. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops.

Contact the Entertainment Desk at 416-507-2163.

TOP STORIES:

Alice Munro backs out of book festival

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TORONTO -- CanLit legend Alice Munro has backed out of an appearance at this year's International Festival of Authors in Toronto due to what her editor calls frail health. The two-time Scotiabank Giller Prize winner was originally scheduled to do a reading and interview at the festival on Oct. 19 to promote her 13th collection of short stories, "Dear Life" (Douglas Gibson Books/McClelland & Stewart).

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Bieber publicist: Stolen laptop tweet not a hoax

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SEATTLE -- Was pop star Justin Bieber's laptop actually stolen during a show in Washington state?Bieber tweeted to his nearly 29 million followers he and his tour manager were victimized during the show Tuesday night at the Tacoma Dome. But questions were raised Friday about the authenticity of Bieber's claim. PHOTO.

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Comic opens set for ages: 'Hello. I have cancer.'

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NEW YORK -- A frightfully nervous Tig Notaro stood just offstage at the Los Angeles club Largo while Ed Helms introduced her.The audience of 300 and Notaro's fellow performers that August night had no idea what she was about to do. They had no idea she was going to address the trauma and pain that had been the last few months of her life, or relay the bad news she had received just days earlier. They had no idea she was about to perform the bravest set they had ever seen. PHOTO.

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Hudson, Spears, LL Cool J honour Whitney Houston

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LOS ANGELES -- Jennifer Hudson embodied the look of one of her idols, Whitney Houston, during a tribute to the late singer in Los Angeles.Rocking a pompadour and glittery jacket reminiscent of Houston's stage costumes from the 1980s, Hudson belted out a medley of Houston's hits Thursday at the Nokia Theatre for "We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston," which will air as a TV special next month. …

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